Fort Wayne forced extra innings against West Michigan on Friday thanks to a fielding error by the Whitecaps and a blown call by home plate umpire Jimmy Lott.Then, things got weird.
Fort Wayne and West Michigan have traded runs throughout the game, but the Whitecaps have a 4-3 advantage with three innings to go.
Fort Wayne and West Michigan each hit home runs in the first inning, and through three, the TinCaps and Whitecaps are tied at 1.
Fort Wayne (30-22) goes for its sixth straight win in a home series opener against West Michigan (26-25). First pitch is scheduled for 7:50 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the game.
The Lansing Lugnuts relievers take an interesting stroll to their bullpen before a Thursday game against the TinCaps.
Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin talks about his team's 7-4 win against Lansing. The TinCaps swept the Lugnuts and won their fifth-straight game.
Second baseman Maxx Tissenbaum became the voice of Fort Wayne's struggles after writing a blog on the team's offensive slump earlier this month. Since then, the TinCaps have been on a tear.
The TinCaps (30-22) survived four unearned runs thanks to seven extra-base hits in a 7-4 win against the Lugnuts (21-29).
Fort Wayne has seven extra-base hits in six innings. Those power strokes have kept the TinCaps ahead 7-4 with three innings left to play against Lansing.
Fort Wayne gave up an unearned run with two outs in the top of the first but fired back to build a 3-1 lead over Lansing after three innings
Fort Wayne (29-22) takes on Lansing (21-28) in a game that could vault the TinCaps into second place in the Midwest League Eastern Division. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Here's a look at the matchup.
The TinCaps have rediscovered what made them so dangerous at the plate to start the season.With the end of the first half of the season just 18 games away, that adjustment will prove crucial.
Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin talks about his team's fourth-straight victory, a 7-1 win against Lansing.
Fort Wayne starting pitcher Zach Eflin talks about the best outing of his professional career: A seven-inning, six-strikeout win against Lansing. Eflin gave up six hits and no runs in his second win of the season.
Fort Wayne piled on five runs in the final three innings and turned a close game against Lansing into a 7-1 win Wednesday at Parkview Field.
Another strong start by TinCaps righty Zach Eflin has Fort Wayne up 2-0 at the start of the seventh inning.
A home run by left fielder Alberth Martinez has Fort Wayne ahead of Lansing 2-0 after three innings.
Fort Wayne (28-22) rides a three-game winning streak into a game against Lansing (21-27) today. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the match-up.
TinCaps manager Jose Valentin talks about an extra-innings win after an error in the top of the 10th inning that nearly cost Fort Wayne the game.
A TinCaps squad that had five hits through seven innings put up four in the eighth, and Lansing and Fort Wayne are heading to extra innings tied at 4.
Fort Wayne still faces a three-run deficit as the TinCaps head to the final three innings against Lansing.
Fort Wayne trails Lansing 4-1 after a three-run second inning and a pair of errors in the third.
Fort Wayne (27-22) takes on Lansing (22-26) in the first game of a six-game homestand for the TinCaps. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the matchup.
Fort Wayne broke a five-game losing streak with a 6-5 win against Bowling Green on Sunday at Bowling Green Ballpark in Kentucky.
Fort Wayne continued a season-worst losing streak with a 5-3 loss to Bowling Green on Saturday at Bowling Green Ballpark in Kentucky.
Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin reflects on a four-game losing streak and his TinCaps' first four-game sweep at home since 2006. The team lost to division-leading South Bend 7-3 on Friday.
Fort Wayne dropped its fourth-straight game, a season high streak, against South Bend on Friday. The 7-3 loss by the TinCaps moved them 4 1/2 games out of first place in the Midwest League Eastern Division standings.
The TinCaps suffered their first four-game home sweep since 2006 with a 7-3 loss to South Bend on Friday at Parkview Field.
Fort Wayne and South Bend traded a pair of runs, and with three innings to go, the Silver Hawks lead the TinCaps 7-3.
Fort Wayne starter Ruben Mejia allowed seven hits in three innings, and South Bend has a 5-1 lead heading into the fourth inning.
Fort Wayne (25-20) looks to avoid its sixth-straight loss to South Bend (28-16) and prevent being swept for the first time at home this season. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Here's a look at the game.
TinCaps manager Jose Valentin was angry after a loss Wednesday. After two Thursday, he just seemed resigned, and tired.
TinCaps starter Zach Eflin did his job. Reliever Michael Kelly did, too.The TinCaps batting order did not.
Fort Wayne starter Zach Eflin has six strikeouts in a scoreless affair between the TinCaps and South Bend.
Fort Wayne (25-19) dropped the first game of a doubleheader Thursday with a 5-0 loss to South Bend (27-16) at Parkview Field.
A three-run second inning has South Bend ahead of Fort Wayne in the first game of a doubleheader today.
Fort Wayne (25-18) faces South Bend (26-16) in a doubleheader at Parkview Field today. The first pitch of the two seven-inning games is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the matchups.
TinCaps second baseman Maxx Tissenbaum ended a long stretch without a home run during Wednesday's 4-2 loss to South Bend.
TinCaps manager Jose Valentin talks about a frustrating outing at the plate for his team in a 4-2 loss to South Bend.
TinCaps second baseman talks about his first home run since July 28, 2012, and a two-RBI outing in a 4-2 loss to South Bend.
Fort Wayne gave up four runs in the first three innings and was unable to make a comeback in a 4-2 loss to South Bend on Wednesday.
Fort Wayne's bats have been silent outside of Maxx Tissenbaum's solo home run in the third, and the TinCaps still trail South Bend 4-1.
TinCaps starter Max Fried gave up two home runs and five hits in his first three innings, and Fort Wayne trails South Bend 4-1.
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Fort Wayne (25-17) takes on South Bend (25-16) for a shot at second place in the Midwest League Eastern Division standings today. First pitch is scheduled for 11:05 a.m.
The TinCaps opened a four-game series at the Lake County Captains with a 4-3 win at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio.
TinCaps manager Jose Valentin had little emotion after his team gave up a six-run lead and six innings of shutout ball against Bowling Green on Thursday.It was, he said, just one of those days.
Fort Wayne manager talks about his team's 7-6 loss to Bowling Green after a 6-0 lead heading into the seventh inning on Thursday.
After six runs in the first three innings and a six-inning shutout by starter Justin Hancock, the TinCaps looked to be cruising to a win against Bowling Green on Thursday.But the relievers crumbled, and so did Fort Wayne in a 7-6 loss to the Hot Rods.
Fort Wayne pitcher Justin Hancock has held Bowling Green at bay and an explosive offense has his TinCaps leading Bowling Green 6-0 through six innings.
Fort Wayne has a big lead and starter Justin Hancock only one hit to his name, as the TinCaps lead Bowling Green 6-0 in the third.
Fort Wayne (23-14) plays the decisive game of a series against Bowling Green (24-13) today at Parkview Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the game.
Starting pitcher Max Fried didn't give up a run in his six-inning outing for the TinCaps.Center fielder Alberth Martinez played a big part in that.
TinCaps left fielder Jeremy Baltz talks about his two-run home run during Fort Wayne's 3-0 win against Bowling Green on Wednesday.
TinCaps starter Max Fried talks about his second-straight shutout appearance in a 3-0 win against Bowling Green on Wednesday.
Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin talks about his team's 3-0 shutout of Bowling Green on Wednesday, which put the TinCaps one game back from the Hot Rods in the Midwest League Eastern Division standings.
Fort Wayne shut out Bowling Green, and three runs in the sixth inning helped the TinCaps even the series against the Hot Rods on Thursday at Parkview Field in a 3-0 win.
Fort Wayne starter Max Fried threw six innings of scoreless ball, and the result is still up for grabs as the teams head to the final three innings.
Fort Wayne and Bowling Green are locked in another pitcher's duel through the first three innings at Parkview Field.
Fort Wayne (22-14) will try to even the three-game series against Bowling Green (24-12) today. First pitch is scheduled for 11:05 a.m. Here's a look ahead at the matchup.
Fort Wayne (22-13) missed a chance to tie for second in the Midwest League Eastern Division against Bowling Green (24-12) on Wednesday. And while one game doesn't matter in the big picture, the TinCaps have to figure out how to cool the Hot Rods.
TinCaps manager Jose Valentin talks about his team's 3-2 loss to Bowling Green, which is tied for first in the Midwest League Eastern Division.
Fort Wayne put up runs in the seventh and eighth inning, including Gabriel Quintana's home run. It was not enough for the TinCaps as they fell 3-2 to Bowling Green.
Fort Wayne starter Joe Ross gave up five hits after three hitless innings, and Bowling Green grabbed a 3-0 lead entering the seventh inning.
Fort Wayne starter Joe Ross has a no-hitter going through the first three innings, and after just 35 minutes, we are through three innings at Parkview Field. The TinCaps and Hot Rods are scoreless.
Fort Wayne transferred three players to extended spring training and brought on two new faces and a player off the disabled list today.
Fort Wayne (22-13) starts a three-game series today with one of the Midwest League Eastern Division leaders, Bowling Green (23-12). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Here's a look at the game.
Fort Wayne extended its season-best winning streak to six with a 5-4 victory against Dayton at Fifth Third Field in Ohio on Monday.
Fort Wayne will try out a free parking and trolley shuttle service during Wednesday's 11:05 a.m. game, the TinCaps announced today.
Fort Wayne kept its season-best winning streak alive Sunday with a 13-7 win against Dayton at Fifth Third Field in Ohio.
Catcher Dane Phillips went 3 for 4 with a double and home run to help lead the TinCaps past Dayton 5-3 on Saturday in Firth Third Field at Dayton, Ohio.
Fort Wayne earned its second home stand sweep of the season with a 6-2 win Friday against Great Lakes. The TinCaps earned the victory with some crafty pitching and disciplined hitting.
Fort Wayne second baseman Maxx Tissenbaum talks about his team's stellar day at the plate. The TinCaps put the ball in play on 37 of 39 at-bats.
TinCaps starter Justin Hancock talks about his seven-inning shutout of Great Lakes, which led to Fort Wayne's second home stand sweep of the season.
TinCaps manager Jose Valentin talks about his team's sweep of Great Lakes.
TinCaps starter Justin Hancock watched his team put together a no-hitter Thursday.In a 6-2 win Friday against the same Great Lakes squad, Hancock built on that outing with a big one of his own.
After the first nine-inning no-hitter in franchise history Thursday, Fort Wayne has another gem going tonight.
Fort Wayne has five stolen bases and one run to its credit through three innings. The TinCaps lead Great Lakes 3-0.
TinCaps reliever John Hussey will head to San Diego's Advanced-A affiliate, Lake Elsinore, the Padres announced today.
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Fort Wayne (18-13) looks to build on a 12-3 record at home against Great Lakes (12-20) today. It will go for its second home series sweep of the season, as well. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
Where to start with this one? A walk-off walk and a no-hitter in one game. It was the first nine-inning no-hitter in the 21-year history of the TinCaps franchise.
Fort Wayne TinCaps manager talks about a nine-inning no-hitter -- the first in the franchise's 21-year history -- and a walk-off walk that led to a 1-0 win May 9 against Great Lakes.
The TinCaps offense didn't show up for much of their game against Great Lakes on Thursday. But the pitching did in a 1-0 win.
TinCaps pitcher Max Fried put together a no-hitter through 5 2/3 innings, with eight strikeouts and four walks, to keep Great Lakes off the scoreboard.
Fort Wayne and Great Lakes got underway at Parkview Field, and the projected rain storms have held off for now. The TinCaps and Loons are scoreless through three innings.
In the first of our Diamond Dialogue series, we feature Jefferson Middle School eighth-grader Madison Wolford, who participated in The Journal Gazette's Newspapers in Education program during the TinCaps' April 28 game.
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Fort Wayne (17-13) takes on Great Lakes (12-19) at 7:05 p.m. today in the second game of a home series. Here's a look at the sixth game between the teams.
The TinCaps battled back from a two-run deficit in the eighth to set up a game-winning hit by Alberth Martinez in the bottom of the ninth.
TinCaps manager Jose Valentin talks about his team's walk-off win against Great Lakes. It was Fort Wayne's third walk-off at Parkview Field this season and moved the team to 17-13 overall and 11-3 at home.
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Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin had a familiar face sitting in the opposing dugout Wednesday.
Fort Wayne has stretched its lead to three with a pair of runs and a gem of an outing from starter Joe Ross.
Fort Wayne leads Great Lakes 1-0 through three innings at Parkview Field.
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Fort Wayne (16-13) will try to break a three-game losing streak today in an 11:05 a.m. game against Great Lakes (12-18). Here's what you need to know.
Fort Wayne (16-12) finishes a six-game road trip with a 7:30 p.m. match-up against Peoria (13-12) today. Here's a look ahead at the game.
The TinCaps, in conjunction with the San Diego Padres, announced that infielder Felix Cabrera has been transferred from Double-A San Antonio to Fort Wayne.
The TinCaps announced outfielder Mallex Smith has been moved to the disabled list, retroactive to May 1.
Fort Wayne (16-10) will have to wait another day to try and set a season record for wins on the road.
The TinCaps defeated the Burlington Bees 4-2 thanks to a two-run double in ninth inning.
Fort Wayne (15-10) looks to match its best road winning streak of the season with a victory today at Burlington (9-13). First pitch is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
The TinCaps picked up a 6-5 road win over the Burlington Bees on Wednesday at Community Field in Burlington, Iowa.
Fort Wayne (14-10) plays in the first of a six-game road trip against Burlington (9-12) at 7:30 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the game.